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and making a controversial film even if it attacks a certain religion can't be prosecuted under free speech u.s. laws an not a hate crime. >>> you just brought up there are laws against someone running into a theater and yelling fire, to incite something. this man had to have known if you put out this type of video that that would incite a melee, attacks, something. could it bettacked up der that provision? >> youaise a good point. it goes that point directly. i'm sure when he made the film, he was trying to be provocative and trying to anger those over 1 billion muslims worldwide. however, yelling fire in a theater, that's a crime but not's not an expression of a political view or of an art form. on the other hand, making this vicious film, an attack on a religion is a form of artistic expression. we may hate it, we may disagree with it. what makes us americans under the first amendment, we can express ourselves in any way we want in this country as long as it's political artistic and it's a legitimate form of expression. it's not prosecutable in the united states. the rest of the world has
are people who often base themselves on the wrong-headed view of religion, extreme, narrow-minded and so on. and you see it play out in libya with the tragic death of your ambassador there, it play out in egypt, yemen, syria, iraq. afghanistan, pakistan. this is a battle going on in which i think what we have to do is be there on the side of the modern minded sensible people. it's going to be a very tough struggle in the meantime. >> how much about the way we look at these countries is colored by the last decade of experience in afghanistan and iraq. here in america and great britain, their civilians have been killed in these wars, we don't have the stomach to put our men and women in harm's way. do you think that colors the way president obama views these decisio decisions? >> well, it's always better to have a coalition together. but i think what's happening which is different now in the past couple of years from the previous ten is that we interveinte interve intervened, and so on. this time, it is -- these uprisings are coming from the street. these oppressive regimes are being cast off
. >> reporter: next, affirming america's embrace of all religions. >> we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. >> reporter: then a lesson in tolerance and the freedom of expressi expression. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian and we do not ban blasphemy against our own most sacred believes. i expect people will call me the most awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: seeing an inflexion point after the arab spring, the president called on the world's leaders to champion the same values. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: and president obama resisted campaign season pressure to intensify his rhetoric against iran. instead, he reiterated in stark terms his commitment to diplomacy and consequences if that fails. >> a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained.
in many ways is the quintessential american religion. joseph smith saw america as the promise land, as the place where the second coming would happen and it's a religion, basically, based in and vested in the idea of american exceptionalism. on the one hand, that should enable governor romney to talk about america in that way. the other point that he makes that you alluded to earlier, a religion in terms of its existence in america is based on adrsity andrej pice and combatting adversity and that should allow him also to rise to the occasion during presidential campaign. >> it makes it, presumably, a stronger campaigner out there, given the rough and tumble of a political campaign that's under way. you've also uncovered a really intriguing, pretty good picture that we've never seen of mitt romney before. i'll put it up on the screen. i want you to explain what's going on in this picture. >> yes, we think it's from about 69, wolf. it's gernor rney was on his missionary lead in france as a young man and it was when h was still courting then ann davies who was later tome his wife and
. eoreigners kill our people, th insul our religion burning the holy quran and maki cartoons of prophet muhammad. if we donot defe islam, then we are n islam. suicide bombing attacks are now daily ences afghanist afghanistan. and the method of the insurgents are constantly changing. the enemy don't use their old taow tics, ny use women, metimes children and ers. ey everessed u in miliry ums. thon'tface-to-face, taban denies usg children as suicide bombers, the story.tell ay differ authoritiey just a few days ago a 10 yerld boy managed to escape from insurgents who were going to make him wear a suicide vest so he could blow himself up in front of coalition troops. ruhallah has a 4-year-old son who he says he loves and misses very much. when i ask him how he'd feel if his child was used as a suicide bomber, he tells me -- if he wants to be a suicide bomber when he gets older, well, then, no one can stop him. if he follows islam and does it for islam, then that's a good thing. at times he speaks with hatred in his eyes. and then there are moments when he smiles explaining this is all a te
situation. the foreigners kill our people, they insult our religion burning the holy quran and making cartoons of prophet muhammad. if we do not defend islam, then we are not islam. suicide bombing attacks are now daily occurrences in afghanis n afghanistan. and the method of the insurgents are constantly changing. the enemy don't use their old tactics, now they use women, sometimes children and teenagers. they even get dressed up in military uniforms. they don't fight face-to-face, they're cowards. the taliban denies using children as suicide bombers, the facts tell a very different story. authorities say just a few days ago a 10 yerld boy managed to escape from insurgents who were going to make him wear a suicide vest so he could blow himself up in front of coalition troops. ruhallah has a 4-year-old son who he says he loves and misses very much. when i ask him how he'd feel if his child was used as a suicide bomber, he tells me -- if he wants to be a suicide bomber when he gets older, well, then, no one can stop him. if he follows islam and does it for islam, then that's a good th
more than 200 years, that in order to preserve freedom and liberty, including the freedom of religion, you have to allow people to say and do things that you find abhorrent. and you can't react every time you're insulted. i mean, that's the first thing we all have to teach our children. and i don't mean to compare the people rioting against us in cairo or anywhere else to children. that's not the point. the point is, if you live in a shame-based society where you think nothing good is going to happen, the temptation is to wait for somebody to say something you find offensive, then you can lash out against it. but free people, mandela, absorb destructive things and refuse to be destroyed. yes, americans don't understand all muslim countries as well as we should. but they need to understand us and themselves. you cannot live in a shame-based world. you won't make it in the 21st century. there's too much diversity. there's too much stuff going on on the internet. you've got to be able to say, if you believe in islam, that i believe in a god and a prophet strong enough to withstand the cr
freedom and liberty, including the freedom of religion, you have to allow people to say and do things that you find abhorrent. and you can't react every time you're insulted. i mean, that's the first thing we all have to teach our children. and i don't mean to compare the people rioting against us in cairo or anywhere else to children. that's not the point. the point is, if you live in a shame-based society where you think nothing good is going to happen, the temptation is to wait for somebody to say something you find offensive, then you can lash out against it. but free people, mandela, absorb destructive things and refuse to be destroyed. yes, americans don't understand all muslim countries as well as we should. but they need to understand us and themselves. you cannot live in a shame-based world. you won't make it in the 21st century. there's too much diversity. there's too much stuff going on on the internet. you've got to be able to say, if you believe in islam, that i believe in a god and a prophet strong enough to withstand the criticisms of petty, narrow minded, mean spirited
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